Harvard Group Backs Out of Religion Requirement

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A Harvard group charged with remaking the curriculum has decided not to ask all students to study religion after all. Instead, the task force will recommend students take a class on "what it means to be a human being." At a faculty meeting, "only one speaker . . . lamented the [religion] requirement's demise," the Crimson reports. The Rev. Peter J. Gomes says the committee had succumbed to fears "of Jesuits under beds and priests in every corner." Maybe everyone else was too busy trying to figure out "what it means to be a human being." Or maybe that's just us?